I had the amazing honor to attend After Dark Portland earlier this month. If you are a photographer and you’ve never heard about After Dark I highly recommend you check it out. This was my 1st photography workshop, and I must admit I was a little, maybe slightly, okay no really I was super nervous. I didn’t know what to expect and just hoped I wouldn’t be disappointed. I was far from disappointed, in fact my brain couldn’t even handle all the information I tried to soak up. There were 35 mentors there with the sole purpose of teaching, inspiring, and pushing us to try something new.
I had the incredible opportunity to learn from
Joy Vertz, of Shoot the Moon Photography;
James Hayes, of Enchanted Images,
Wen McNally of Wen McNally Photography,
Chuck Arland of Arland Photography,
Peter and Kathy Holcombe of Holcombe Photography just to name a few!
Each one taught me something new and caused me to think of things in ways I never had. I’ve decided it is time to learn about off camera lighting. There is no way these images would have been possible without it! I am already looking forward to inspired about next year’s Sr. season thanks to Wen and Sean. I’m going to start hosting some portrait parties, thank you Kay! So many things to share! Let’s just say I can’t wait to go back to After Dark wherever they end up next year!
And, since this was a photography workshop of course there were lots of amazing images to be taken. Here are just a couple of mine. Enjoy!